Fascinating Finds in the Archives

Fascinating Finds in the Archives

April 22, 2019 | Angela Naumov
As staff and volunteers at the Helen Fowler Library begin to sort through and pack the library collections in preparation for the move to the Freyer – Newman Center, we are uncovering some remarkable things from Denver Botanic Gardens’ past. The archival collections need to be sorted and packed...Learn more
Spring at Denver Botanic Gardens

Sustainability Amounts to Survival

April 17, 2019 | Brian Vogt
Sustainability is not only a core value at the Gardens, it is the compelling issue of our time. Simply put, sustainability amounts to survival, thinking long-term and doing work today that will benefit generations not yet born. That is why we devote substantial resources to critical research and...Learn more
Matzah

The Forgotten Mycology of Passover

April 15, 2019 | Rick Levy
Passover is this month and I, like millions of Jews worldwide, will clear my house of every last bread crumb and gather with friends and family to retell the ancient story of the Hebrew’s liberation from slavery in Egypt. Pesach, as it is also known, is one of my favorite celebrations. I love the...Learn more
Tulips at Denver Botanic Gardens

Disfruta de una visita guiada gratuita en español el 14 de abril, 2019 (SCFD Día libre)

April 11, 2019 | Victoria M. Cuéllar
Ya se aproxima la primavera. Los tulipanes y los lirios están empezando a florecer y nuestra exhibición de arte en los Jardines está casi lista para su debut ante el público. Acompáñeme el domingo 14 de abril, nuestro siguiente día libre, para dar un paseo por los Jardines. ¡Daré dos visitas...Learn more
Tulipa praestans ‘Shogun’

April Walking Tour - Bulbs, Bulbs and More Bulbs

April 8, 2019 | Sonya Anderson
Bulbs are one of my very favorite flowering plants. Maybe my favorite. It’s hard to commit to only one favorite. But if a plant has an underground storage organ holding the entire life cycle of the plant inside it, I’m probably going to like it. In the Central Asian section of the Steppe Garden in...Learn more
Pelargonium sidoides in the Tissue Culture Lab

Preserving Plants Using Our Tissue Culture Lab

April 5, 2019 | Jameson Coopman
Plants get viruses just like humans, but how do we take care of a sick plant? It is difficult, but necessary, for some special plants like Pelargonium sidoides (South African geranium). We only have two in our entire collection! These individuals were grown from seeds obtained from Katse Botanical...Learn more
Off the Clock: Believe it or Not

A Party Where We’ll Trick You On Purpose

April 3, 2019 | Special Events
For our final Off the Clock event of the season, we are celebrating misdirection and the mysterious. Plants and people are masters of illusion, and our own minds play tricks on us constantly. Fortunately, the results are often entertaining! Join us for an evening of entertainment where nearly...Learn more
Kids planting pansies

Be a Household Elf at the Gardens

April 2, 2019 | Melissa Gula
How can you help save the environment? Join us at the Gardens on April 13 for our Household Elf Girl Scout Exploration Day to find out! Through scavenger hunts, crafts and hands-on activities, Scouts will learn ways to save energy, conserve water and reduce waste. When: Saturday, April 13, 2019;...Learn more
Summer Discount Days

Save Big on Private Events: New Summer Dates Just Released at York Street

March 26, 2019 | Special Events
Almost any day of the summer, you can count on seeing a wedding, a baby shower, a corporate party or another private event nestled into one of our spectacular venues at York Street. In fact, on most days, you’ll see more than one! Luckily enough, despite the fact that we have been booking summer...Learn more
Miltonia Alysen Ono 'Eileen'

Denver Orchid Society Show and Sale

March 22, 2019 | Nick Snakenberg
Mass produced orchids have become more and more common at grocery and box stores across the country and are a great introduction to the orchid hobby. But if you’ve been looking for something a bit more exotic to add to your collection, have questions about orchid culture, or if you just want to see...Learn more
Felling a tree in the Steppe Garden

What Horticulturalists Do in the Off-Season

March 11, 2019 | Jameson Coopman
When their gardens are blanketed in snow, what do the horticulturists at Denver Botanic Gardens do? Well, for starters, they still garden! When the temperature is above freezing, our dedicated horticulturists are still pruning, removing plant debris and impeccably maintaining gardens for the coming...Learn more
Image: Karen Kitchel, Larger Than Life #11 (detail), Oil on panel.

Steppe Grasslands

March 7, 2019 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Of the many remarkable changes I’ve witnessed since I first came to work at Denver Botanic Gardens in 1980, none have excited and pleased me more than to watch as our horticultural staff have shifted the focus of plant collections here away from the traditional annuals and perennials that were the...Learn more

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